Monday, October 19, 2015

Happy Dolloween!

Hi there, dolly friends!

It's October, also known as Halloween Month. To celebrate, I'd like to share two new re-roots, wearing two brand new Halloween dresses.

You might remember Tyler from this post. When I bought her I was sad to learn that her beautiful red hair was covered in glue. Then I was relieved to find that I had her exact hair color in my stash. *Whew!* Here she is, glue-free, and looking the same as before, with the exception of a little extra length.

Her dress is made from Idea Store fabric that I'd been wanting to make into a dress for at least two years. I finally stopped procrastinating, and I'm glad I did -- it's just perfect with her hair and her complexion. I think she might want to keep wearing it when October is done.

Next is Zoe. I found Zoe at Goodwill this summer. She was in a bag with a bunch of other assorted toys, but I had to have her -- I'd been wanting a Surf City Midge doll for years and years. So I bought the lot for about 10 dollars, and it turned out that about half of the stuff was decent. The other half went to the Idea Store, so I consider it money well spent.

Zoe's pretty red hair was tangled, and even after I went through it with a comb and some conditioner, it still looked disheveled. A lot of the strands had broken. As luck would have it, I also had her hair color in my stash. And so she got a re-root, too. 

I named her Zoe because of my favorite musician, Zoe Keating. Years ago, Zoe Keating had bright red dreadlocks, and the resemblance is uncanny. I might end up braiding my Zoe's hair, the way I did with Timberly. If I can find or make a doll-sized cello, I may just faint from hysterical fangirl excitement. 

Zoe's dress was also made with Idea Store fabric that had been in my collection for years. Since she and Ty are dressed up so festively, I'll probably invite them to my writing group's yearly storytelling party. My re-rooted Torelai went last year, and my Lagoona went the year before, with her own little pumpkin-shaped bucket for candy. I think the redheads will have fun.

I have one more re-rooted redhead, a custom Merida doll I'm working on, but I wanted to wait to show her off until I'd curled her hair. Hopefully that will happen soon. I've also re-rooted Naomi, Tyler's friend, and I can't wait to show her off. 

Happy Dolloween, everyone! Let me know if your dolls have any fun plans.

Much love,

Sarah J Sequins

(And dolls)